OCLC Cataloging Community Meeting

25 October 2023 - for libraries in Europe, Middle East, and Africa | Virtual Event

The October 2023 session in this virtual event series was oriented for cataloguing practitioners and decision-makers in libraries in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa regions. We kicked off the session with a presentation by Dr. Pardaad Chamsaz, Metadata Lead for Equity and Inclusion at the British Library, talking about the Library’s inclusive cataloguing efforts as part of its multi-year Race Equality Action Plan.

Following Dr. Pardaad Chamsaz, OCLC staff summarized the work completed to address rapid harm reduction through locally-defined subjects in WorldCat Discovery, provided cataloguing updates, and linked data developments.

Rounding off, we looked at work related to metadata quality, including how machine learning models are revolutionizing de-duplication efforts in WorldCat.

Session recording, slides, and resource list


Inclusive Descriptive Practice at the British Library

Dr Paardad Chamsaz, Metadata Lead for Equity and Inclusion, British Library

Rapid Harm Reduction Through Locally Defined Subjects in WorldCat Discovery

Jay Holloway, Director, End User Services, OCLC 

Cataloguing Update

David Whitehair, Director, Metadata Services, OCLC 

Contributor: Jeff Mixter, Senior Product Manager, Metadata Services, OCLC

Metadata Quality Update

Laura Ramsey, Senior Metadata Operations Manager, OCLC

Contributor: Becky Dean, Lead Data Analyst, OCLC